Originally posted by okdkid:
Originally posted by MaliCali:To be honest real quick, if Aldon got up to 'just' 17 sacks (and I seriously hope Alex gets at least a few more TD passes), that would qualify as one of, if not, the greatest rookie defensive season of all time.
The rookie record is 14.5, held by Javon Kearse. He only needs 2 sacks to set the record.
Aldon Smith...gulp...is a better rookie than Patrick Willis was.
yeah that's what I mean, 13 to go with two games left, both of which have the prospects (qb/oline-wise) to result in multiple sacks for him in each is really, really remarkable. especially as a situational only player.
on the Willis note, we all know he was great, and how good his rookie season was, but he was just as good then as he is now, and that's why he was so easily DROY in 07. The REAL scary thing about Aldon is that he's still raw, and hasn't even really gotten close to reaching his ceiling..